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New Rising Tide Featurette - Hybrid Affinities and Chengsu Sponsor

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by SupremacyKing2, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Kaigen

    Kaigen Warlord

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    Someone pointed out in the other thread that Chungsu prior to his takeover has a very Human Hive-esque flavor. Han Jae-Moon is basically subverting a secretive group trying to turn human beings into tools for their own power; regardless of his methods, I can see why this would make him antagonistic towards other dictators.
     
  2. Red Menace

    Red Menace Prepare to be Menaced

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    I think you missed something, its not a supremacy trait its Harmony. ;) and yes this is simply the 3 upgrade choices for Hybrids.

    its like Ethiopia and Barbarians, well I got used to that. hopefully it gets a bit more distinct before launch why choose Green-Black they have other colors to choose from, they could've easily gone with a Dark Blue mixed with something else. unless someone already has that in RT I know ARC is blue but its a lighter blue.
     
  3. Veras

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    You are right. Not that changing colors requires a lot of work, but the fact that they opted for that color and revealed it to the public as it is presents a strong indication that they'll stick with that. I'll just never understand why they did it.
     
  4. Lord Shadow

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    So they went right ahead and seized my Nuevos Aires Coalition's colour scheme for Al Falah. :(

    It's practically identical. I'm not pleased. It's hard enough to find a decent combination, and given Chungsu's choice, it doesn't seem like they're giving it much thought to begin with.
     
  5. Westwall

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    Nope.

    Enjoy keeping certain sponsors out of the game unless you want to be confused out of your mind.

    Off the top of my head, I can think of about a dozen shades and color combinations they could've gone with instead.

    I don't think they even used Cyan yet.
     
  6. SupremacyKing2

    SupremacyKing2 Deity

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    Thanks for catching that.
     
  7. Gorbles

    Gorbles Load Balanced

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    I don't understand the problem here. They used a colour set you used in a well-received mod, so we're criticising them for making colour sets too samey?

    I understand concerns about Chungsu, but eh. Plenty of other ways to work out whose units are whose.
     
  8. Lord Shadow

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    The problem is I'll have to make graphical changes, either to Al Falah or Nuevos Aires. :p

    I'll see if I can make Al Falah gold on dark brown or something.
     
  9. poom3619

    poom3619 Ping Pang Poom!

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    It isn't hard to do in Civ5, and you could look in the code of a mod that change contrast to see how it was done.

    I wonder why the dev think using different tone of same color is a good idea and will not eventually left them with no color to use, and have to break this "house rule"
     
  10. Galgus

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    Chungsu's color scheme is far, far too close to Brasilia's, but I bet some modder will fix it.
     
  11. Lord Tirian

    Lord Tirian Erratic Poster

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    Still, this is waaaay to big of an UI mess than it should be. Requiring mods to tune the game to your preferences? Fine. Requiring a mod to see what is actually going on!? Hrm.

    How did nobody in Firaxis spot this beforehand?
     
  12. Galgus

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    Perhaps some shade of blue and red would work for them
     
  13. Gorbles

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    Probably because this is only a gameplay-affecting concern if you have trouble discerning colours at a glance (in a turn-based game).

    I understand peoples' troubles, but this doesn't affect me. If anything, a colourblind mode(s) would be better at targeting people with sight issues. As well as a high-contrast one - that'd be neat. Outside of that demographic, "to see what is going on" can be translated as "I subjectively dislike the similiarity in the colour palette".
     
  14. Galgus

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    I don't like it for aesthetic reasons mostly, since it makes them seem less distinct.

    It's not a bad color palette on either faction, but Chungsu should have a distinctive one as part of their identity as a sponsor.
     
  15. lilgamefreek

    lilgamefreek Warlord

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    I mean, if you're gonna be updating your sponsors, there's a lot more than just the colors you're gonna be needing to do. Trait icons, dialogue, scalable traits, and the diplomacy agreements and I'm certain I'm forgetting something.
     
  16. DefiantMars

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    Related to dialogue, but the communiques are unique per sponsor.
     
  17. Lord Shadow

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    True. It seems there's a bunch of things to integrate into sponsor mods.

    Frankly, I hadn't been following the previews until now.
     
  18. Halbbruder

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    I agree that Chungsu shouldn't be green. Why can't it be red like NSA's former colours?
     
  19. lilgamefreek

    lilgamefreek Warlord

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    I've been rapidly trying to catch up over the last two days. It's pretty daunting, I won't lie.
     
  20. Gorbles

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    You guys are complaining about sponsor mods, I'm the one with damned Hybrid Explorer Affinities to make :(
     

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